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|2011-08-26 16:00:00||Huge Braves fan! Can you talk about the Bourn deal? How close did that come to not happening? He's been such a huge addition for us.|
(Bob from DeKalb County)
|We were excited to add Bourn, who has added a speed dimension we have lacked for many years. Obviously credit goes to GM Frank Wren and our scouts for targeting the right player, but also for being able to acquire him without giving up young pitchers like Minor, Vizcaino, Teheran, and Delgado. It's like any trade -- until it happens you are always scared something might happen at the last minute. (John Coppolella)|
|2011-08-26 16:00:00||What does the job of director of baseball administration entail?|
(Cyborgology from California)
|My job is to assist GM Frank Wren and Assistant GM Bruce Manno. The majority of that is spent doing prospect lists and depth charts. We have created our own prospect lists here, which change everyday, as we speak with our scouts. Likewise, the statistics we use and their application to the rankings vary from player to player. Maintaining these lists means that I get the opportunity to learn about pretty much every player in baseball and that translates to other responsibilities I have in the minor league free agent market and salary arbitration. I'm also on the road a lot, having been on a few road trips with our Major League club and seeing all four of our minor league affiliates. My job could probably be labeled a lot of different ways, but the ironic thing is that I don't actually do much administration. (John Coppolella)|
|2011-08-26 16:00:00||What are your thoughts about being included in the discussion for upcoming GM positions? It must be both an exciting and terrifying scenario to participate in. |
(Jason Parks from Mexico City)
|Professor Parks!!! It's always an honor to be included in any discussion for potential GM positions and the hope is that it reflects well on the Braves organization. I've been fortunate to learn from so many good baseball people at the Braves like John Schuerholz, Frank Wren, and Bruce Manno as well as the Yankees like Brian Cashman, Damon Oppenheimer, and Mark Newman. My name being included is a reflection of those people and countless others in both orgainzations who have helped me. (John Coppolella)|
|2010-07-22 13:00:00||Do you think Nate McLouth will get things together as the season goes on, or did the Pirates basically just nail his evaluation all along?|
(OTSgamer from Dallas, TX)
|Concussions are very difficult to recover from, so I'd be somewhat worried. I would understand if Frank Wren were looking for OF help at the moment. (Tommy Bennett)|
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